CRAWFORD, Texas -- War protesters extended the olive branch to their new neighbors in President Bush's adopted hometown by hosting a barbecue Saturday _ and a few folks even showed up.
Engaged on many fronts in the Middle East, count America's success rate there at zero
The growing number of crises in the "new Middle East," is rapidly spinning out of control with potentially catastrophic consequences for the entire region and beyond.
The Decider and his vice president (the enemy is in "the last throes") and his secretary of defense steadfastly continue to ignore the reality of the situation and counsel that if only we stay the course we'll achieve victory and implan
While much is still unknown, including whether there were any substantive ties between the alleged trans-Atlantic plotters and senior al-Qaida leaders hiding in Pakistan, current and former senior U.S. intelligence officials say Pakistan clearly serv
Israel has argued that the war against Hezbollah's rocket arsenal was a defensive response to the Shi'ite organization's threat to Israeli security, but the evidence points to a much more ambitious objective - the weakening of Iran's
The soldier who triggered the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal by sending incriminating photos to military investigators says he feared deadly retaliation by other GIs and was shocked when Defense Secretary Rumsfeld mentioned his name at a Senate he
The White House, and in particular White House advisors who belong to the neoconservative movement, allegedly encouraged Israel to attack Syria as an expansion of its action against Hizbullah, in Lebanon. Israel's "leadership balked at the s
MILITARY police investigating the death of Private Jake Kovco prepared in advance large parts of witness statements that were later signed by members of the dead soldier's unit in Iraq. One of those soldiers told a military board of inquiry these
To suggest that the indiscriminate labeling of all our enemies as terrorists masks the complexities of the Middle East, misleads the American people into believing that we are facing a monolithic enemy
[No wonder you are losing the Falklands.] British troops in Iraq are overstretched, ill-equipped and underpaid, and the strain of fighting two big wars at once threatens its military effectiveness, a parliamentary committee said.
American officials have said that the attack, in which airstrikes were carried out on the densely populated Shia slum, targeted a specific cell responsible for murdering Sunnis. When the troops went in, however, they triggered a two-hour battl
Almost 2,000 bodies [!!!!] were taken to Baghdad's morgue in July, the highest tally in 5 months. Morgue assistant manager said 90% had died violently. "Most of the cases have gunshot wounds to the head. Some of them were strangled and other
60% of Americans oppose the US war in Iraq, the highest number since polling on the subject began with the commencement of the war in March 2003, according to poll results. 61% want some troops withdrawn from Iraq by year's end.
US and Iraqi forces launched a new drive to regain control of Baghdad's violent streets, as divers hunted for 2 US servicemen missing after their chopper crashed into a waterway. Arrest of 4 Iraqis suspected of kidnapping reporter Jill Carroll an
Iraq’s Sunni Vice-President, is forming a unit of the National Guard that will act as his personal bodyguard and fend off attacks against Addumiyah, a Sunni district surrounded by overwhelmingly Shia districts.
The pictures were taken by an Afghan passer-by on 29 May in Khair Kane, a district of north Kabul. The 20 photographs appear to show a group of unarmed Afghan civilians being killed by gunfire from an American Humvee.
The government of Iraq is secretly holding a Baathist cabal of military officers it claims attempted a coup against Prime Minister al-Maliki. The plotters were rounded up July 5 with the help of American military authorities after the Iraqi
An Iraqi army doctor has told of his horror at coming upon a dead teenager "naked with her legs spread" after the alleged murder of her family by a group of US soldiers. On March 12 five US soldiers left their post and headed to the nearby
Iraq's Ministry of Defense on Sunday confirmed the arrival of the first units of the 172nd Stryker Combat Team from the northern city of Mosul after U.S. soldiers were seen patrolling in some of the capital's predominantly Sunni western distr
Already the subject of constant debate, President Bush's handling of the war will come under new scrutiny now that Congress has gotten its wish for a new intelligence report on the country's growing sectarian strife
On July 26th, after a year, the 172nd Stryker Combat Brigade prepared to end their deployment in Iraq. The following day, Defense Secretary Rumsfeld extended the 172nd Brigade's deployment to go fight the insurgency in Baghdad.
One of the men, 20-year-old Specialist Steven Green, said that he “wanted to go to a house and kill some Iraqis”, the statement said. The five accused agreed with Green’s plan, changed into black silk underwear and masks and set off, it said.
British troops fighting Taliban insurgents in southern Afghanistan are on the "brink of exhaustion." Commanders fear that the number of "high tempo" operations being launched against the Taliban is "unsustainable" unless
[future cops] The witness, Cpl. Brandon Helton, said that when he arrived at the house where the detainees had been held, the prisoners were "running at full sprint" with their blindfolds down. Helton said the soldiers fired and one detaine
Justice John Paul Stevens wrote the Supreme Court's ruling that accused war criminals must be tried, as the Geneva Convention requires, in "a regularly constituted court affording all the judicial guarantees which are recognized as indispens
The newly married Magaoay thought a military career would allow him to continue his college education, help his country and set his life on the right path. Less than 2 years later, Magaoay became one of thousands of military deserters who have chosen
The men of B Company were in a dangerous state of mind. They had lost five men in a firefight the day before. The morning of Feb. 8, 1968, brought unwelcome orders to resume their sweep of the countryside along Vietnam's central coast.
"Several aerial and ground raids began in central Sadr City. We can see several houses on fire." ... could see two houses ablaze and "there's gunfire from all sides. We can hear women and children screaming," he said.